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Alana Clooten leads Track & Field on Day One of Georgia Tech Invitational

May 15, 2010

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women and men’s track and field team’s posted some impressive finishes on the first night of the 2010 Georgia Tech Invitational at Griffin Track on Friday evening.

In the first event of the afternoon, the women’s hammer throw, Tech senior Alana Clooten registered a second place finish in her final performance at Griffin Track in her career. Clooten’s final mark of 193 feet, four inches was the second best of her career and the third best mark in the school outdoor all-time list.

In other women’s events on the evening, sophomore Annie Martin placed fourth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:42.55. Fellow sophomore Mary Kate DuBard registered a personal-best time in the 1500m run after crossing the finish line in 4:36.11 to finish 21st overall, while Felicity Brower also set a new personal-best in the 5000m run finishing 11th in 18:13.75.

In women’s field events, sophomore Bailey Wagner finished fourth in the shot put with a final mark of 48 feet, 1.25 inches, while in the long jump, Jhanelle McLeod posted an impressive third place finish with a final mark of 20 feet, three inches. The mark was a new personal-best for McLeod. The mark is also the fifth best mark in the Tech outdoor record books.

On the men’s side, Aaron Unterberger placed fourth in the pole vault with a final mark of 15 feet one inch and Phillip O’Brien placed fifth in the 3000m steeplechase after crossing the finish line in 9:17.71.

Action concludes tomorrow at the Georgia Tech Invitational beginning at 11 a.m. with the women’s high jump and pole vault. The first track event of the day will start at 1 p.m. with the mens and women’s 4x100m relay.

Fans that can’t make it to Griffin Track tomorrow afternoon are reminded that they can follow all the action via live results at www.deltatiming.com. Full results and a recap will also be posted to www.RamblinWreck.com once action wraps up tomorrow afternoon.

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